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Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Description:

The adult Little Egret is 55–65 cm long with an 88–106 cm wingspan, and weighs 350–550 grams. Its plumage is all white. The subspecies garzetta has long black legs with yellow feet and a slim black bill. In the breeding season, the adult has two long nape plumes and gauzy plumes on the back and breast, and the bare skin between the bill and eyes becomes red or blue. Juveniles are similar to non-breeding adults but have greenish-black legs and duller yellow feet. has yellow feet and a bare patch of grey-green skin between the bill and eyes.

Habitat:

Spotted this one next to a river just outside Bangkok

Notes:

I didn't get a close look at this one. Some sort of heron, perhaps?

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ColinMacleod
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ColinMacleod

พระนครศรีอยุธยา, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

Spotted on Jan 4, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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